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Category Archives: Schools and Scientists
John Van Dis on Student Centered Science
Next week, on May 6 (3:00 PM) and 8 (1:00 PM), John Van Dis will be offering a two-part series of workshops in which he will talk about approaches he has been using to support student-centered science investigations during these … Continue reading
Taking the Measure
What did we find? That was the question that Sumner Memorial High School Students began to answer this past week as they analyzed the samples that they helped collect from John Small Cove on October 27.
Bringing Authentic Science to Schools
Schoodic Institute uses the word “authentic” in its work with Sumner Memorial High School to describe science learning that addresses real problems and needs, where people outside the school want the data that the students collect. It is also authentic … Continue reading
Science, Community, and Clams
It would be great if students had a chance to do science that matters. It would be great if students had first-hand experience with the work and concerns of their communities. It would be great if we didn’t lose so … Continue reading
Teaching Toward the Future: Adaptation and Climate Change
“I touch the future … I teach” — a quotation associated with Christa McAuliffe — captures something essential about the motivation and hope that keeps most of the teachers I know doing what they do. One of the things that … Continue reading
Posted in Professional Development, Schools and Scientists Tagged Climate Change, science teaching, Standards 1 Comment
“Authentic” science learning is generally considered to be a good thing that might help engage students who are otherwise not interested in science. But … what makes science education authentic?
Posted in Informal science, Schools and Scientists Tagged Authentic Learning, science teaching, Self Efficacy 5 Comments